Enjoy a day exploring the beautiful white sand beaches and clear, turquoise waters of Isla Coronado. Tour around the island in a panga boat to observe local wildlife including various species of sea birds and a sea lion colony. After touring around the island, stop at one of Coronado's beaches to swim, snorkel, wander the island's hiking trails or simply soak up the sun on the white sand!
Hike to Primer Agua, one of the first Jesuit ranches in the Baja. Explore the ruins of a house and corral where the first missionaries established. Be impacted by the astounding natural beauty of the Sierra de La Giganta. Surround yourself in the essence of the Baja.
Mission of Our Lady of Loreto Concho:
This mission was built during the 17th Century and founded in 1697. It preserves master pieces from de 18th Century.
Museum of the Missions:
It was the old penitentiary, a police station, the general warehouse and the colonial treasury. It was built in the 18th Century and abandoned by the end of the 19th. By the beginning of the 20th Century it was re-built and used as a jailhouse, later as a school and as a municipal arts center. In 1973, by the executive order of President Luis Echeverria it was recovered by the INAH to house the Museum of the Missions.
In Loreto there are 425 wonderful bird species embellishing the beauty of the sky, you'll tour the place with expert naturalists and learn about the unique ecosystem that had made of Loreto a heaven on earth. Enjoy bird watching tour! visit a beautiful coastal and desert ecosystem. Observation of 3 types of hummingbirds, woodpeckers, roadrunners, pelicans, pipers, cardinals, cranes, herons, hawks among other species. www.bcsbirds.com
Loreto city tour:
Discoverr Loreto's charming historic center. Stroll under arched trees past city hall and by the gazebo where, for generations, many locals have shared their first kiss. Continue to the Loreto Mission, which, due to being the first jesuit settlement in the peninsula (1967) is considered the mother of all the misions in the Alta and Baja California.
Learn of the Missions history, the hurricans and earthquakes it has survived and father Modesto Sanche'z reconstruction of the Mission in the middle XX century. See the fascinating relics conserved including: liturgical objects, oil paintings, Baroque altar and the original Our Lady of Loreto Sculpture.
Take in the breathtaking views of the bahia Concepcion as you travel north from Loreto to the historic town of Mulege, a true oasis in the desert. Time allowing, make several stops along the way to enjoy Conception Bay's white sand beaches and cristal clear waters.Once in Mulege, tour the over 300 year old mission, town and its historic buildings.